Finra/Securities Litigation Expert.

EDUCATION
1971 – B.A. (Economics) Phi Beta Kappa,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1975 – Juris Doctor (Published: N.C. Law Review)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1988 – Master of Arts (Liberal Studies)
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Attorney-at-Law
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Certified Superior Court Mediator
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Licensed Insurance Agent
  • Series 6, 62 and 63 License (FINRA)

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Named a North Carolina Super Lawyer (2007) (Charlotte City Magazine)

COURT MEMBERSHIPS

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court (D.C.)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit)
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Customs Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court (Eastern District N.C.)
  • N.C. Supreme Court

WRITING

Books

The Administration of Decedents’ Estates in North Carolina (McMillian, 2 vol. 1985)

North Carolina Estate Settlement Guidebook – 2nd Ed. (West Pub. Co. – with 2015 Supp.)

Living Trust (Parker – Thompson Publishing – 5th Ed. 2014)
The Truth About Variable Annuities – Debunking the Myths (Parker – Thompson Publishing – 9th Ed. 2015)

Sample Articles [Published]

“Tax Deductibility of Variable Annuity Losses,” Variable Product Specialist, May/June 2003

“Variable Annuity Ownership: Who’s Too Old? (Part I),” Life Insurance Selling, Dec. 2007.

“Variable Annuity Ownership: Who’s Too Old? (Part II),” Life Insurance Selling, Jan. 2008.

Sample Articles [Draft Stage]

“Retirement Accounts and Estate Planning – An Opportunity for Financial Professionals,” January 2012

“Eliminating Estate and Income Taxes From Retirement Accounts – An Opportunity for Financial Professionals,” January 2012

“Suitability of Sub-Account Selection with Guaranteed Variable Annuities,” January 2012

“Mutual Funds – Calculating The True Annual Cost of Ownership,” January 2012